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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of women with GDM living in Australia

From: Sources of information on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, satisfaction with diagnostic process and information provision

  n = 116 %
Age: Mean 31.7 years old, range (19 years – 43 years old):
 - 19–30 years 50 43.1
 - >30 years 66 56.9
Country of birth:
 - Australia 34 29.3
 - Overseas 82 70.7
Religion:
 - Christian 38 32.8
 - Hindu 15 12.9
 - Muslim/Islam 14 12.1
 - No religion 25 21.6
 - Other: Sikh, Buddhist, etc. 24 20.7
Education:
 - Year 12 or below 31 26.7
 - Certificate, advanced diploma or diploma 29 25
 - Bachelor degree 32 27.6
 - Postgraduate degree (e.g. Graduate diploma, Masters or PhD) 24 20.7
Work status:
 - Full time 39 33.6
 - Part time 20 17.2
 - Other (eg, no paid work, unemployed) 57 49.1
Occupation:
 - Professional, high-level manager or administrator 15 12.9
 - Manager or equivalent 12 10.3
 - Clerical, service worker or sales 28 24.1
 - Student (full-time) 5 4.3
 - Home duties 36 31.0
 - No paid work 11 9.5
 - Other 9 7.8
Marital status:
 - Married 89 76.7
 - Defacto 17 14.7
 - Other 10 8.6
Household women live in:   
 - Live alone 1 0.9
 - Self and partner/husband only 39 33.6
 - Self with partner/ husband and child or children 54 46.6
 - Other 23 19.0
Parity/number of times that women have given birth:   
 - Nulliparaa 53 45.7
 - Primiparab 39 33.6
 - Multiparac 24 20.7
  1. aNullipara is a woman who has never given birth
  2. bPrimipara is a woman who is giving birth for the first time
  3. cMultipara is a woman who has given birth two or more times